The alarm woke me at 5am.
I had time to copy a couple more albums of photos onto dvds while I got dressed, packed up the frozen stuff and got the car packed.
Woke Azzan at 5:30am.
We were gone before 6am.
Did well 🙂
Azzan has not been feeling great for the past couple of days.
Nothing specific except that he describes his stomach feels as it has been put it the washing machine.
He is eating selected foods.
This morning he took some fruit but ate nothing, just dozed most of the way.
We were in town by 8:30am.
I went straight to the centre to drop off some boxes to the op shop.
When I turned into the carpark the car made some weird noises and clunks.
I drove very carefully around to Tahunanui.
Seemed ok so I diverted to Arrow Motel to put the frozen meats into the freezer before heading to Muratai Motors to get the fan belts tightened and a new battery installed.
But when I manoeuvred the car it did the same clunks and weird steering motions again.
I was getting very worried so tentatively drove to the garage and told them what was happening.
They did the belts and tested the battery, totally stuffed so definitely needed a new one.
Then we went for a test drive and of course the car behaved perfectly.
They checked everything they could think of but found nothing wrong so I left and said I would monitor it through the day.
Went directly to wholesaler to pick up a few things and when I reversed in and parked up I all of a sudden realised I was still in Auto mode which allows the car to be 4WD.
I put it into 2WD and guess what??
No more clunking and weird steering.
It does not like to be in 4WD on tarsal!!
Problem solved 😉
When I left I had to drop the groceries off to a friend of Anson’s and then another box off to Alan.
Was trying to ascertain where Andy lived and which place was closest from Anson’s directions and the iPhone map, but I got totally bushed and rather stressed finding my way.
Eventually got it sorted and unloaded at both places.
Azzan was being very helpful and was lifting and carrying anything that was too heavy for me.
Still being protective of my back.
Once we got rid of all the big stuff then we headed into the city centre and did a couple of the extremity jobs before parking up in the centre and walking to the rest of them.
We were both hungry so first stop was Morrison St cafe.
I wanted corn fritters with avocado but Azzan wanted burritos from the Mexican place not far away.
He sat with me while I ate and then once I was nearly finished he went off to order his as takeaways.
Then he sat in the sun near JayJays and Smiggle while I shopped.
He was entertained by the police coming to arrest several young folk for shoplifting!!
Then we unloaded the bags into the car and went to Whitcoulls to change a book.
Huge sale so had fun 🙂
He was getting tired so took the books back to the car to rest up while I went to pick up our tickets and passports from Roni at Harvey World Travel.
Countdown has begun!!
As I walked down Trafalgar St I passed a couple of police cars and a policeman directing a handcuffed guy into the car.
Seems to be a busy day of illegal activity in town today!!
Zipped back to the car as the meter was running out.
My phone was almost flat so I decided to put it on the car charger and go for a drive to New World to pick up a few things and give it time to charge.
Banged into b-i-l Martin there – good to have a quick catch up before we both head overseas 🙂
Back into the city again and we both went walking.
I had papers to pick up at the bank, have witnessed at lawyers and then drop off at accountants.
Still had time to take Azzan to Farmers.
They had a huge sale on and he needed sox and underwear.
‘Shhh Mum! Don’t say that word out loud in public!’ 🙂
So ins tread of waiting to shop in Oz like he was hoping we got them all here at exceptional prices, plus he got several pairs of jeans and a really cool jersey.
He was very happy.
As was I at the bargains.
We stopped and got him a baked potato for lunch and then I dropped him off at the library.
I spent the next hour and a half at Nelson Beauty Therapy.
It is the best end of the day to have an appointment there!!
After an early start and non stop action it was so good to lie back and relax and be pampered by Amanda.
It was really windy when I left at 4:30pm.
Drove to the library and got Azzan as new card as his one has disappeared.
It costs $2.50 to replace the original free one
Then we went to Hangar 58 and had an early dinner and talked to Nathan as he cruised by during his shift.
I dropped Azzan back at the motel and then drove out to visit Shoshannah.
Chatted with her and Ross & Andrea while they had dinner.
They went out at 7pm and Shoshannah had a Skype session booked soon after so I left her to it and cruised off to Stoke to see Phillipa & Pat for a while.
Finally made it back to the motel around 9:30pm.
Azzan was tucked up in bed watching tv.
I had a quick catch up with John & Sally, organised tomorrow and then hopped into my bed.
Long day, but satisfyingly productive.